should i try a size 9 (they didn't have any in stock so i'd have to order online - which is also back ordered)
Yeah sorry, should have been more specific.
Leather or canvas preferably, though no problem with nylon necessarily. Probably no wheels. Either online, or available in stores in the UK.
I don't have any valuable insight into the fit - looks pretty good to my untrained eye. I like the height of the gorge and length of the jacket. Seems classic.
One thought: are those quarters intentionally closed? They appear awfully closed to my eyes. I've struggled with this over the years on my MTM suits (mostly with Southwick, less so with Samuelsohn) and tend to favor the visual appearance of open quarters. I can't tell how tall you are in that photo, but I'm 5'10" and wish I were 6'0" and feel like closed quarters make my suits look boxy...and certainly don't make me look any taller/leaner. Whereas with open quarters I can more easily delude myself into thinking I'm aristocratically tall...
If it's intentional, then your suit successfully achieves your goal. If it's unintentional, you might consider opening them up a bit. I've had this done ex post facto to two Southwick MTM suits by a random tailor, and the results were good and price was right, so I'm assuming it's not a complex alteration...